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SpaceX cargo ship successfully captured by space station

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

SpaceX cargo ship caught up with the space station Wednesday, bringing 3 tons of supplies (including ice cream) and equipment

Total eclipse 2017: Tennessee Titans change practice schedule due to upcoming solar eclipse

1 day ago from UPI

The Tennessee Titans have adjusted their schedule to ensure the team will not be practicing when the total eclipse commences Monday afternoon.

NASA's infrared look at Hurricane Gert

1 day ago from Physorg

NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the power within Atlantic Hurricane Gert and saw the hurricane had very cold cloud top temperatures.

Anadarko shale basin lands Oklahoma on EIA map

2 days ago from UPI

With more than 10 percent of the new wells drilled in U.S. shale basins, Oklahoma has earned a place in new monthly data reporting, the government said.

Nearly 100 Hidden Volcanoes Detected Beneath Antarctic Ice

3 days ago from Live Science

Aerial and remote surveys recently revealed nearly 100 volcanoes lurking beneath the Antarctic ice that had never been mapped before.

Urban flooding on the rise, as countryside dries up

3 days ago from UPI

New analysis of flow rates and precipitation totals suggest flooding in urban areas is intensifying while rural areas dry up.

Scientists discover new tectonic plate

3 days ago from UPI

A team of researchers from Rice University in Texas have discovered a new tectonic plate off the coast of Ecuador. There were 56 plates; now, there are 57.

Experiments cast doubt on theory of how Earth was formed

3 days ago from Science Daily

New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken.

Hacker leaks episodes of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', new HBO series

3 days ago from UPI

A hacker or hacking group has released unaired episodes of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" alongside episodes from upcoming series' "The Deuce" and "Barry."

Case study suggests new approach to urban water supply

3 days ago from Science Blog

If you live in the developed world, safe water is usually just a faucet-turn away. And yet, global warming, drought conditions, and population growth in coming decades could change that,...

More than 200 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

3 days ago from UPI

At least 200 people died in a mudslide near Freetown, Sierra Leone, early Monday, local authorities said.

Polluted water: It’s where sea snakes wear black

3 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Reptile counterpart proposed for textbook example of evolution favoring darker moths amid industrial soot.

Three-degree rise in temperature will cancel out European emission reduction efforts

3 days ago from Physorg

As a debilitating heatwave, nicknamed 'Lucifer' by the press, currently engulfs southern Europe, a new study part-supported by two EU-funded projects has warned that a rise in global temperatures of...

3 shot dead at Milwaukee-area drag strip; gunman at large

3 days ago from UPI

Wisconsin police are searching for a gunman who killed three people at point-blank range Sunday night at a car show event near Milwaukee, authorities said.

Surface wettability has little effect on atmospheric water gathering, but edge structure is crucial

3 days ago from Physorg

Water harvesting is an age-old technique of collecting atmospheric water vapor. Researchers are looking to nature to learn about the efficiency of surfaces used to collect the vapor.

Digital tools for maintaining forest diversity

3 days ago from Physorg

In order to maintain forests' diversity while their resources are put to maximum use, forest owners and planners need to make informed decisions and weigh all possible options. Luke's digital...

In Photos: Awe-Inspiring Desert Tortoises of the American West

3 days ago from Live Science

Desert tortoises can be found slowly plodding across the dry desert landscapes of the West. Check out these incredible photos of desert tortoises.

Willie Nelson ends Salt Lake City concert early, blames high altitude

4 days ago from UPI

Willie Nelson ended a concert early in Salt Lake City Sunday at the USANA Amphitheatre.

The time window for the 1.5-degree target is closing

4 days ago from Physorg

Earth's climate is out of balance: the planet has been warming since industrialization began, because CO2 increasingly collects in the atmosphere. Even an immediate stop of all emissions would not...

Kurdish oil player sees steady production course ahead

4 days ago from UPI

Production from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq remains at the high-end of expectations for the year, a company said.

American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, survey finds

4 days ago from Physorg

The American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment, according to a...

Los Angeles tests cooling pavement paint to beat heat

4 days ago from Physorg

Can a splash of gray pavement paint help combat global warming?

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

4 days ago from UPI

On Aug. 14, 1985, Michael Jackson paid $47 million at auction for the rights to 40,000 songs, including most of the Beatles classics.

Science Says: Fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming

4 days ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it's melting....

Pakistan meets goal of planting 1 billion trees to help reverse deforestation

4 days ago from UPI

A plan to plant 1 billion trees in Pakistan's northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was achieved this month.

Kansas City Chiefs promote rookie Patrick Mahomes II to second-string QB behind Alex Smith

4 days ago from UPI

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, the 10th overall pick in this year's draft, has been moved to the No. 2 spot behind starter Alex Smith.

Nearly 50 people dead in India after landslide downs 2 buses

4 days ago from UPI

Nearly 50 people are believed to be dead in India after a monsoon caused a landslide that buried two buses of passengers.

San Diego Padres extend manager Andy Green's contract for three years

4 days ago from UPI

The San Diego Padres extended the contract of manager Andy Green for three years through the 2021 season on Sunday.